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Friday, April 28, 2017

Lopez to ban open-pit mining for select ores

Environment Secretary Regina Paz L. Lopez announced on Thursday a new policy banning the open-pit mining method for gold, copper, silver and complex ores,...

Piñol: Duterte OK’d mandatory inspection of rice warehouses

By Jasper Emmanuel Y. Arcalas & Elijah Felice E. Rosales President Duterte has approved the proposal of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to set up a...

Trump’s order to limit federal role in K-12

WASHINGTON—President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday that aims to reduce the federal government’s role in K-12 education. Trump is giving Education Secretary Betsy DeVos...

US softens on North Korea; vows economic and other sanctions

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration told lawmakers on Wednesday it will apply economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to dismantle its nuclear-weapons program, as an extraordinary...

Verdadero true to form

SAN JOSE de Buenavista, Antique—Vereuel Verdadero snatched two more gold medals from the track, as the National Capital Region (NCR) juggernaut could no longer...

Celtics gain 3-2 lead

By Jimmy Golen / The Associated Press BOSTON—The Celtics and Bulls found another thing to argue about after Game Five of their spirited first-round playoff series:...
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EDC to borrow P5 billion from Security Bank

LOPEZ-LED Energy Development Corp. (EDC) is borrowing up to P5 billion from Security Bank Corp. to refinance debts. “EDC executed a 15-year and 10-year fixed-rate...

Singapore growth to remain modest

Singapore’s GDP growth is likely to remain modest in 2017, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said in its twice-yearly macroeconomic review issued on...
By Jim Rutenberg / New York Times News Service LOS ANGELES—It’s got to be one of the best jobs in Hollywood: Sit around all day dreaming up fantasy political scenarios that are either so over-the-top crazy or wishfully idealistic—plotlines that could never play out in real life—that they provide the sort...
Joem Bascon is one reliable guy, both as a person and as an actor. I’ve known him for some years now and bonded with him on numerous occasions.  He is one fun guy to be with but what many people don’t know is that Joem has a big heart. Recently, when...
MADRID Fusión Manila (MFM) is usually the chance for cooking aficionados, professional chefs, budding culinary workhorses and gourmands to get a preview of the latest food trends all over the world, through the presentations of Michelin-starred chefs and our local talents during the three-day International Gastronomy Congress. Aside from all...

The War After

A short story by Eddie Ilarde Sandra Damon a veteran television reporter of an international news network based in New York looks out the window of the plane about to land at the regional airport of Legaspi. She is obviously fascinated by the view on the ground and of the...

Time for Rest

By Kenneth Yu Hi, Edson! Sorry for the late reply. I only just saw your message. I accept your challenge! Your request for a ghost story to share with our friends is apt and timely, it being near Halloween and all, but I’ll go you one further, if you don’t...

As trade barriers teem, PHL plays victim, villain

By Cai U. Ordinario, Catherine N. Pillas & Jasper Emmanuel Y. Arcalas ALL the world’s a market and every country merely merchants. Trade barriers abound, too, and the Philippines is both victim and villain. Many times, shipments by merchants of Manila have failed to enter new markets....

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PHL explores paths to modern defense

Part Two THE previous administration has endowed the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) with more than P65 billion worth of equipment, and allowed the AFP to make a giant leap from its decrepit and vintage assets. However, the country’s modernization spending still pales in comparison with...

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Motoring

Isuzu parades innovative trucks

Story & photos by Randy S. Peregrino FOR over a decade, Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC) has always been keen on showcasing its full truck lineup to the public. But, this year, it went beyond expectations by presenting movers, which are deemed as the future of...

Vios Cup on; Tim Orbos has ‘Digongminator’

THE Vios Cup is on, and motor sports fans will lap it up anew today and  tomorrow (April 28 and 29) as they watch another unique edition of the annual car races at Clark International Speedway in Angeles, Pampanga. The beauty of it all is,...

5 reasons why the Explorer is a favorite

Story & photos by Tet Andolong TODAY the Ford Explorer is one of the most admired sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) as it stands out in the midsize SUV category on account of its rugged look, comfort, versatility and for its many credentials, such as being named...

Property

Rockwell builds up presence in Mandaluyong City

HIGH-end property developer Rockwell Land is strengthening its position in the lucrative space market. After achieving success in Rockwell Business Center in Pasig and 8 Rockwell in Makati City, the property development arm of the Lopez group of companies is developing Rockwell Sheridan in...

Are our structures ready for the ‘Big One’?

THE series of earthquakes that rocked the country in the past few weeks has brought a renewed sense of urgency to prepare ourselves in the eventuality of a strong quake and to reassess whether our homes and offices are indeed safe. The first major earthquake...

A tale of modern nature

HAMILO Coast is a place of many stories—brimming from its vast, pristine coastline that opens up to rich marine life and abundant flora and fauna. The stories also traverse from all of the beach resort town’s 13 coves that reach out to the West Philippine...

Millennials

FEW places evoke the rise and fall of Japan’s industrial might than the head office of the Imperial Steel Works in Kitakyushu. The red-brick Meiji-era building was the heart of the nation’s first big steelworks. Now, it’s a Unesco World Heritage site. Kitakyushu, with nearly a million people, embodies the...

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